Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University
Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"We want to be very clear: solar cells, wind turbines, and biomass-for-energy plantations can never replace even a small fraction of the highly reliable, 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year, nuclear, fossil, and hydroelectric power stations. Claims to the contrary are popular, but irresponsible...
We live in a hydrocarbon-limited world, generate too much CO2, and major hydropower opportunities have been exhausted worldwide..."
Cowritten with T. Patzek, "Thermodynamics of Energy Production from Biomass," Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences, Mar. 14, 2005
Experts Individuals with PhDs, heads of government, members of state or federal legislative bodies, and individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in alternative energy or fossil fuel issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Professor Emeritus, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University
Professor of Insect Ecology & Agricultural Sciences, Dept. of Entomology and Section of Ecology and Systematics, Cornell University, 1969-present
Member, National Board of Advisers, Diversity Alliance for a Sustainable America, an immigration reduction and anti-illegal immigration organization
Member, National Board of Directors, Carrying Capacity Network, an immigration reduction and anti-illegal immigration organization
Honorary Doctorate of Science, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2008
Member, Secretary of Energy's Energy Research Advisory Board, US Department of Energy, 1979-1983
Professor, Core Faculty, Center for Environmental Quality Management, Cornell University, 1973-1974
Professor and Head of Dept. of Entomology and Limnology, Cornell University, 1963-1969
Associate Professor of Insect Ecology, Cornell University, 1960-1963
NSF Computer Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1961
Fellow, Oxford University, 1961
Assistant Professor of Insect Ecology, Dept. of Entomology and Limnology, Cornell University, 1955-1960
Project Leader, Technical Development Laboratory, US Public Health Service, 1954-1955
Chief, Tropical Research Laboratory, US Public Health Service, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1951-1954
Member, Ecological Society of America, Entomological Society of America, Society for the Study of Evolution, Entomological Society of Canada, American Society of Naturalists, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Biological Sciences